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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.025
Title Carte ou Plan Géométral fait à vol d'oiseau de l'antique ville de Syracuse et de ses Environs
Artist Unknown
Artist Chatelet, Claude Louis, 1753-1794
Date n.d.
Description Map of the ancient city of Syracuse in Sicily, Italy; bird's eye view; multiple inscriptions are throughout print, including a key; it includes a fortified site with an amphitheater and multiple surrounding temples, and major geographical features including several ports; relief shown by hachures
Object Name Map
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Etching
Dimensions H-28.9 W-37.8 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Dessine par Chatelet - Grave par Paris
Signed Name Location Lower Left
Additional Inscriptions and Marks upper left, in pencil: Syracuse || #25

back, in pencil: JL-./ || 62

attached paper, embossed stamp: Strathmore || Trade Mark || Drawing Board
Inscriptions and Marks lower left: Dessine par Chatelet || No. 109.
lower center: Carte ou Plan Géométral fait à vol d'oiseau de l'antique ville de Syracuse et de ses Environs
lower right: Grave par Paris || A.P.D.R.

throughout print are mulitple inscriptions containing information about the various places on the map; also includes a key
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Chatelet, Claude Louis, 1753-1794
Notes n.d.
Related Publications Journal generale de la litterature de France ou repertoire methodique des livres nouveaux : ou indicateur bibliographique et raisonne des Livres nouveaux en tout genre, qui paraissent en France, classes par ordre de matieres. Quatrieme Classe. 1829. Paris: Treuttel et Wurtz. 278

"BEAUX-ARTS. || Voyage pittoresque à Naples et en • Sicile. Par J. C. Richard de Saint-Non. Nouvelle édition, corrigée, augmentée, mise dans «n meilleur ordre, par P. J. Charrin. in-fol. Chez Treutlel et Wûrtz. Livr. XL 20 fr. || Contenu: ... || — Plan géométral » vol d'oiseau de, Syracuse"